Magazines

Makeup pads (cotton or other)

  • Avoid waste by using reusable face cloth instead
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Massage chairs

Massage mats/pads (electric)

Mattresses and bed bases

Meat, meat scraps, fat and raw bones

  • Recycle in your Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Note: Cooked bones are not accepted in FOGO bins. Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Meat trays (rigid plastic only, washed)

Note: do not put polystyrene trays that snap easily in your recycling bin. Dispose of these in your household waste bin (dark green lid).

Medical waste

  • Contact your local GP for correct disposal of various types of medical waste or for permission to use their on-site medical waste bin. 

Medicines (old)

Note: do not flush down the toilet or put in your waste bin.

Medicine bottle (glass or plastic, empty, leave lids on)

Mobile phones

Mobile phone chargers

Modems

Musical instruments

  • Reuse by donating to your local charity or op-shop

Musical instruments (electrical)

Motor oil (max. 20L in 5L cans)

Motor oil container (empty)

Napkins and serviettes (paper)

  • Avoid waste by using reusable cloth napkins
  • Recycle by tearing into small pieces and adding to your compost bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Nappies (disposable, wrapped/bagged)

Newspapers (clean and dry)

Newspapers (solid or wet)

  • Avoid waste by reading the news online
  • Recycle by tearing into small pieces and adding to your compost bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Nuts, shells and seeds (pistachio or peanut shells)

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Office paper (clean and dry)

Olive pips

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Onion (flesh and skins)

  • Recycle in your Bokashi bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Ovens/stoves

Oyster shells